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The Peaceful Pelican Bed and Breakfast

"Serenity by the Sea"

If You Need To Make A Same Day Reservation, Please Call Us at (361) 972-0317 as same day reservations cannot be made online. We are Pet Friendly, but we do charge $25 per pet per stay - limit 2 pets per room.

4.8 Stars, Expedia


Come stay with us at this historic, luxurious B&B. Located directly on the Tres Palacios Bay in Texas, you'll take in the beautiful sights, sounds and smells of the fresh sea air. You'll enjoy long walks on the boardwalk and piers. The Inn has beautiful, comfortable rooms with a Southern-style porch, comfortable lounges and a fire pit to enjoy during the evenings. And don't forget about Breakfast! Made from scratch dishes with farm fresh eggs, fresh fruits, homemade jams, coffee, tea or juice. You won't leave hungry!


You’ll want to return time and time again once you stay with us and visit the quaint town of Palacios. It’s more than just a waterfront view - it’s a place to connect back to yourself, to unwind, and to experience the charm of small-town life. When you stay here, you become a welcome part of our community.

Choose from 5 rooms in the main house or from 2 suites in the cottage

Great for couples, families, special occasions, business travel and group outings. Book a room, the entire main house, or the entire property! Call us for more details. Are we pet friendly? Yes!!! We are pet-friendly! And we love your pets! However, effective July 1, 2023, we will be implementing a $25 fee per pet per stay, with a limit of 2 pets per room. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 361-972-0317.


We offer an ideal, tranquil location for family get-togethers, small weddings, and business meetings. Want to have a full experience? Host an overnight company retreat, wellness retreat, or other gathering at The Peaceful Pelican. We’re here to help you host your private event!


Palacios has plenty to offer! Enjoy some great food at The Point (featured on Anthony Boudrain’s “Parts Unknown” and the PBS guy), take a stroll down Main St. to grab a cup coffee and an ice cream cone, grab a pole and try your hand at fishing on one of the many public piers, have a great time listening to live music, or enjoy some historic site-seeing around the area.


The Peaceful Pelican has over 100 years of rich history. From being the site of the first private school in Matagorda County to being converted into apartments during World War II, it’s seen its fair share of action. And its host, Paula Whitney, is full of hospitality, scrumptious cooking, and cheerful spirits.

Peaceful times at the Peaceful Pelican ! Best views the bay and beautiful gulf breezes made our stay absolutely delightful!
Anne McHugh Bradfield
Shout out to Paula Whitney who made our stay at the Peaceful Pelican a truly memorable experience. She is a truly gracious host and her meals are beyond compare. Best B&B experience ever! Thank you Paula! We'll be back.
Kathy Ordner
Refreshing. Beautiful. Historic. Energizing. What a wonderful bed and breakfast! Steeped in history, wonderfully appointed, and located right on the water, this place offers you quiet of mind, rest and relaxation. The breakfasts were fantastic (tasty waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, bread, bowls of fruit and more), Paula was an amazing friendly host, and my family absolutely loved every minute here. Wifi was fast.